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Comment: Re:Missing option (Score 1) 206

by lamadude (#30635286) Attached to: Until I remember to write '2010' instead of '2009':
I always wrote "09" instead of "9" or "2009" so yes, now I will simply be writing 10. I write 0's before the months and days as well if they are single digits. So I write today's date as 04/01/10. (because it's the 4th already over here in europe and we write the days before the months, the way god intended it)
Emulation (Games)

Nintendo Upset Over Nokia Game Emulation Video 189

Posted by Soulskill
from the super-mario-takedown dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Nintendo is investigating potential copyright infringement by Nokia during some video demos of their N900 phone, which can be seen emulating Nintendo games. Nintendo spokesman Robert Saunders says: 'We take rigorous steps to protect our IP and our legal team will examine this to determine if any infringement has taken place.' In the video, Nokia says, 'Most publishers allow individual title usage, provided that the user is in possession of the original title.'"

Comment: Re:Sigh... (Score 1) 560

by lamadude (#29956286) Attached to: Pirate Bay Closure Sparked P2P Explosion
But who would pay for "designing stuff?" Let's say you make a movie which costs 100 million $ to make, how can you recover those costs if not through the small contribution of 10$ from the millions of people who watch (consume?) that movie? I can't see any business model in which the illegal downloading of movies would not hurt the money that is available for "designing stuff." If there is one, then maybe you have found a solution for the entire problem of file-sharing?

Comment: The EU is a really small place (Score 1) 239

by lamadude (#29848779) Attached to: Developing Nations Crippled By Broadband Costs
The EU has half a billion (mostly rich) people living in an area half the size of Australia, this is an ideal situation for broadband development. If you look at just Sudan and DRC together, these are already larger than the 27 member states of the EU combined. I suspect that in Africa, just like everywhere else, relatively wealthy countries with a high population density will have the best broadband connections. (Egypt? South Africa?)

Comment: Re:We rule the ISS and IOC now :-) (Score 1) 190

by lamadude (#29717173) Attached to: First European Commander of the ISS
Actually Belgium was a member of the security council in the past 2 years and next years president of the UN General Assembly will probably be Belgian as well, so you're not too far off from the truth. The pope even made one Belgian a saint yesterday. Also, I don't think Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are making movies about Belgian reporters with little white dogs because they want to. I think it's time for a belgians-are-taking-over-the-world (and space) conspiracy theory.

It is not for me to attempt to fathom the inscrutable workings of Providence. -- The Earl of Birkenhead